Marjorie E. Dixon
January 21, 1925 – June 27, 2018
The fifth of eight children born to Ora and Frankie Baker Long in Maxwell, Nebraska (Cottonwood Canyon), Marg was born at home. Although she was tiny enough that her crib was a boot box, her outsized strength of character and spirit soon became apparent as she lived a large, energetic life in her “corner” of the world.
Marg grew up on the family farm in Cambridge, Nebraska and quickly developed a strong work ethic. Her Cambridge High School class motto, “IF YOU REST, YOU RUST” became her oft repeated life-long mantra.
After Marg moved to Omaha, she met and quickly married the love of her life, Cleo Dixon, who had just returned from the Army Air Corps. They married in 1946 and started a forty-seven-year love affair until his death in 1993. Soon after their only child Lynette was born, the Dixons moved into a brand new post-war “West” Omaha neighborhood on what locally became known as “The Avenue.”
In the 1950s, Marg was a working woman when working outside the home was not ‘in style’. She was proud of her nearly thirty-year career at Crossroads Mall Sears.
Marg was well known as the number one cheerleader, champion, and defender for every member of her family, her friends, and especially children. She would easily take charge, jump in, and effectively get things done. Her favorite name of all was “Granny” and she rocked many generations of babies from the ‘50s to the present.
Marg was preceded in death by her husband, Cleo Dixon; son-in-law, Ron Campbell; parents, Ora and Frankie Baker Long; brothers, sisters and dear friends. She is survived by her daughter, Lynette Campbell; grandsons, Collin (Diane) Campbell and Conor (Michelle) Campbell; great-grandsons, Braydon and Chase Campbell; brother, Roger (Mary Ellen) Long, as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
VISITATION Sunday, July 1st at 2pm at the West Center Chapel, with MEMORIAL SERVICE at 3pm and lunch following. GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Monday, July 2nd at 9:30AM, West Center Chapel to Westlawn Hillcrest Cemetery at 10am.
Because of Marg’s love for children, memorials to Project Harmony in lieu of flowers are appreciated.